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Praise for the Build a Bag series:
"These books are ideal for those new to bag making and will help readers grow their bag-making skills and confidence as they work through the projects. The plastic templates are a brilliant idea and a great bonus." - The Sewing Directory
New to the highly acclaimed Build a Bag series, Debbie Shore brings you a selection of 15 brilliant backpacks!
The 15 designs are created using the full-size rigid template contained within the book. It is easy-to-use, durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus it is simple to position and use there is no need to pin it.
The backpacks are made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings to create 15 very different results. But why stop there? The template can also be used for your own design variations. As you mix and match the techniques covered within the book, Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs.
Each project in the book is explained using Debbie’s friendly style and easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the template.
Understanding the template 8
Debbie’s top tips 20
The Projects 22
Clip pocket rucksack 22
Drawstring button backpack 30
Laminated crossover bag 34
Piped rucksack 40
Nautical backpack 46
Bear pocket backpack 50
Simple drawstring bag 56
Quilted backpack 60
Bound rucksack 64
Bear drawstring bag 68
Tie pocket rucksack 72
Two-tone drawstring backpack 76
Cuddly bear backpack 80
Zipped backpack 84
Convertible tote bag 88
A little extra something 92
These two stunning brand-new titles from Debbie cover on-trend satchels and backpacks. Each book comes in an attractive hard-back folder which also encloses a wallet containing durable plastic templates, from which, by following Debbies impeccable instructions, it is possible to construct fifteen different bags from each book. There is a bag for every taste and occasion, each beautifully presented in full colour, showing Debbies inspiring fabric choices. All techniques including zipped pockets, magnetic closures and piping are covered in detail, making these projects suitable for every level of sewing expertise. Debbie also includes inspiring suggestions on adapting the templates to expand the design possibilities and create even more bags! Outstanding value for money, these books are a definite must-have for every bag-loving sewer.
There are now four pattern books in the Build a Bag series, each one containing a reusable plastic pattern and at least 15 projects.
The best thing about sewing with Debbie Shore is that she makes things so easy. From beginner to advanced skill levels, every stitcher can enjoy these books and create something wonderful.
The projects are beautifully photographed, and the instructions have a stunning visual and written step by step guide.
Techniques, tips and what to do if things go wrong are included and the whole process from start to finish is jargon free. This makes it easy to understand and you know exactly what to do without the aid of other explanations.
The Plastic Pattern is brilliant, and the instructions colour code the pattern piece you need.
Each Backpack is beautifully designed and really are fit for purpose. Each one is different, and have a unique and stylish look.
By Debbie Shore